Ealing repair café was set up by Mary and Lucy to encourage people to value clothing and repair or alter their clothes rather than discarding them.
Ealing repair cafe have monthly meetups at Open Ealing in Dickens Yard. If you are interested in setting up another meet up, please get in touch.
We provide a friendly, supportive environment and cater from absolute beginners to competent hand sewing, as well as providing basic materials (reused, recycled and repurposed, of course!).
Volunteers run the Ealing Repair café so we are limited in what we can do, but want to keep the momentum going. So if you interested in getting involved or setting up your own session, we would love you on board, please contact us.
There are so many issues with the current fast fashion culture. Luckily there are seeds of hope everywhere with clothing companies using sustainable textiles and setting up recycling fabrics, but progress is slow. We want to encourage a circular economy, where clothes are repaired and recycled back into clothes.
The waste pyramid of Refuse, Reduce, Repair & Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose and Reclaim ♻️ is brilliant to focus our efforts:
REFUSE: We dont need the plastic bag at the check out or the extra packaging on items.
REDUCE: Reduce your general consumption. Don’t impulse buy!
RECLAIM: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
REPAIR, REUSE & REPURPOSE: Fix it or repurpose it rather than throwing it away. Come along to our cafe to learn more.
RECYCLE: Make sure when chosing products that you recycle the packaging. where you can.
Ealing Repair Cafe is part of Ealing Transition Initiative which is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.